Tahith Chong’s loan at Werder Bremen has been cut short and he has moved to Belgian outfit Club Brugge.
The Dutch winger made his debut for his new club last night and got off to a flying start.
He netted a goal and laid on an assist as Brugge strolled to a 6-1 victory over Olsa Brakel, who play in the Belgian third division.
Chong’s new manager Philippe Clement spoke to the club’s official website about the winger’s performance.
“This was a positive evening for us. Chong and Dirar made their debut even though they had just arrived.
“It’s clear that (Chong) is physically not at his top, but he already showed some interesting things.
“I saw right away that he has a good solid technique and he picks up things quite easily.
“It’s my job to let him play better than when he arrived and who knows, perhaps he stays a bit longer than six months.”
It’s early days but Chong’s loan spell could hardly have got off to a better start.
That’s exactly what he needed after his loan in Germany failed to get off the ground.
Clement clearly expects the 21-year-old to keep on improving as he gets fitter and fitter.
Can much be read into Clement’s suggestion that Chong could stay beyond the end of his loan spell?
Perhaps not at this stage, but it does provide an insight into Brugge’s ambition.
Their manager isn’t solely thinking he’s developing Chong to hand him back to United at the end of the season, but the most important thing is that he builds on this dream start and makes a success of this loan spell.
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